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St. Petersburg Office

6414 1st Avenue North,

St. Petersburg, FL 33710
David L. Blaydes, MS, CFP®, AIF®, BFA™

David L. Blaydes, MS, CFP®, AIF®, BFA™


David L. Blaydes, MS, CFP®, AIF®, RFC, is the founder and CEO of Retirement Planners International, Inc., (RPI), and has been successfully engaged in the financial planning industry since 1977. His background and experience allow him to offer comprehensive financial life planning to help fulfill the needs of individuals faced with financial decisions. Mr. Blaydes' emphasis is on retirement and job transition planning, most often in conjunction with outplacement services. He has assisted many Fortune 500 company's through workshops and one-on-one meetings to help guide & plan the financial aspects of a job transition.

Mr. Blaydes earned the Bachelor Degree in Business, as well as a Master's in Financial Planning. Therefore, whether you are in between jobs, working through an outplacement firm, or transitioning into retirement, he understands the importance of the planning process and will be guiding your decisions based on a consultative planning approach.

Mr. Blaydes and the RPI team have shared their knowledge through multiple appearances on several TV shows such as The NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, and Smart Money; on Radio as co-host of American's Wealth Management show, and have been highlighted in prestigious newspapers such as Crain's Chicago Business and The Chicago Sun Times. 

Mr. Blaydes resides in Naperville, IL with his wife Susan. They have lived in Naperville since 1985, raising their four children Bridgette, Lauren, Megan, and JD.